Worlds Within the Code: An Interview With Norah Lorway

Norah Lorway composes music in ways that are totally foreign and completely fascinating to me. She’s equal parts artist, architect, and coder, using different applications and languages to build soundworlds from scratch. She regularly participates in live coding shows and algoraves, two events I was unfamiliar with before digging into her work and her label, Xylem.  Her most recent album, Another World, uses these skills and approaches … Continue reading Worlds Within the Code: An Interview With Norah Lorway

Norah Lorway “Another World”

There are so many times in my life where something happens and it seems like I’ve somehow ended up on another similar, but adjacent timeline. Certain things seem slightly off, the air smells a little different. There’s an underlying hope that maybe this timeline is better. On Norah Lorway’s second album for Distant Bloom, Another World, she taps into those ideas and sets off on an enticing aural … Continue reading Norah Lorway “Another World”

Solid Waste “City of the Cosmos”

Inside the silver goop, time stands still as Solid Waste’s sounds flow like a viscous river of spectral delight. This former trio of St. Louisans ride a wave of aural drifts and synthesized dreams into a lost future. City of the Cosmos creates a new world through weightless, heady drones. It connects on an astral level, aims directly for the third eye and simply moves … Continue reading Solid Waste “City of the Cosmos”